Roï Roï

Roï is a Lebanese based graphic designer and photographer, he worked for 5 years with local and international agencies but recently decided to man up and embark on his own path. Documenting life and observing people has always been his way to appreciate life, to relax and to feel the beauty and rhythm of the community, that’s why his passion and love for photography is endless. Enthusiastic and always interested to work on challenging projects, Roï searches for new platforms and loves experimenting with new materials and techniques. He participated in many regional and international photo workshops such as Thomas Leuthard workshop in Lebanon - 2012, the Foundry photo journalism workshop in Sarajevo - 2013, under the instruction of the renowned photographer Jason Eskenazi. He's a member of BSP (Beirut Street Photographers) and a moderator with SPNC (Street Photography Now Community)

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A Forcibly Disappeared Person
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

In Lebanon most of the missing and disappeared are civilians. Many were kidnapped from their homes, from the streets, or at checkpoints controlled by militias or foreign troops.

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The Sorrow Of Losing
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

There are several thousand people who were missing and forcibly disappeared in Lebanon. The great majority of them went missing during the Lebanese war (1975-1990) at the hands of Lebanese militias, as well as local and foreign armed groups.

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Compassion Among The families Of The ...
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Over 17,000 people disappeared during the 1975-90 Lebanese Civil War. To date, the families of the disappeared continue to struggle for their right to know what happened to those who were taken from them, if they are still alive and, if it turns out that they have died, whether they can recover their remains.

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Hold Him Tight
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

A woman holding a picture with tears in her eyes.

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Grief Between Religions
Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Christian and Muslim women grieve for their lost ones.

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In Memory Of
Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Women at the cemetery gates holding flowers and their beloved's picture.

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Mothers And Sisters
Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

To date, the families of the disappeared continue to struggle for their right to know what happened to those who were taken from them. They want to know if they are still alive or, if they died, whether they can recover their remains.

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A Message For Bashar
Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

A man with a message to the Syrian president asking him to release the Lebanese hostages in the Syrian prisons who've been there for almost 15 years.

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A Day Of Hope
Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

She asks the government to find her husband saying, "Even if he's dead, give him to me, I want to bury him with my own hands."

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Massive Grave
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Over 17,000 people disappeared during the 1975-90 Lebanese Civil War. To date, the families of the disappeared continue to struggle for their right to know what happened to those who were taken from them, if they are still alive and, if it turns out that they have died, whether they can recover their remains.

PICTURED: A woman holding her husband's photo in the cemetery.

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Cemetery Mothers
Mar Metri, Achrafieh, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

It gets emotional every time they hold their pictures. They visited 3 cemeteries where the state recognized the presence of mass graves, a gesture of hope, a reminder of their past and an act of determination.

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We Have The Right To Know
Adlieh, Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

30 years have gone by and she still has hope of finding her, dead or alive. She demands her right to know what happened.

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Who?
Adlieh, Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Lebanese authorities are responsible for revealing the fate of the thousands of persons who went missing in Lebanon over the past decades.
The people have the right to know.

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Lebanese Women Hold Pictures Of Missi...
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Saturday, November 17, in the memory of 30 years and 17,000 missing and disappeared persons in Lebanon's civil war, "Act for the disappeared," a Lebanese Human Rights association, organized a march with the families of the disappeared starting at Beirut National Museum and passing by three cemeteries where the state recognized them with mass graves. The march ended in Downtown near the Unesco area, joining the Lebanese families of war prisoners and abductees in Syria.